This is a guest post written by Victoria Corva – https://tootplanet.space/@vicorva
People keep asking me to talk about how to run a successful kickstarter, and I guess I did that — run a successful kickstarter, I mean. But it feels disingenuous to say it. My kickstarter was a success because it fully funded, but the amount I was looking for was not high, and I don’t feel that the credit lies with me. I wasn’t looking to launch a bestseller career or get my name in articles or anything like that, and that’s just as well because I didn’t.
What I was trying to do was to get together enough money to publish my book. A small, specific dream. To cover proofreading, cover art, and ISBNs. I needed about £1000 to get all three, but I was so desperate to publish that I figured I would ask for just enough to cover proofreading (about £700) and would somehow pull the rest from my already drowning bank account.
That might not seem like a risky thing. £700 might not seem like a lot to ask from friends and family, and kickstarters regularly fund with thousands of pounds. But I knew my chances better. Continue reading
Okay, I’m ready to start planning the Addergoole Book One Kickstarter. The book is drafted, so step one done (it’s been drafted for well over a year…)
Things I know I need:
* Cover art/layout
Things I might like:
* Layout done professionally, both e- and paper book
* internal art/poster art
Things I maybe Need:
From those basic lists, what am I missing?
In addition, if you were going to support this sort of Kickstarter, what sort of reward tiers/stretch goals would you like?
(Note: this sort, because I know Addergoole is not everyone’s cuppa tea.)
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Crows, the email from April said. Just crows. An anthology of crows.
Ideas started flitting through my head. The Crow (the movies(s), the comics…). No. Crow Change. Neat… but not a story. Crow Therian. Snow White with crows instead of bluebirds. The corvids in the field outside my house. Crows.
Crows, it said, and I started thinking. I knew I didn’t want to do another Fae apoc, not yet. I was pretty sure I wanted to use an urban fantasy setting I’d been bouncing around in my head, one set on a university campus much like the one where I spent most of my twenties (I had a protracted early-adulthood, okay?) And, obvious, it needed to involve crows.
And then my husband, brainstorming over croissant french toast stuffed with strawberries (we have the best diner) mentioned demons.
And Crow Cage was born.
I’ve worked with April before – on What Follows, where my Fae Apoc story Monster Godmother is published. I’m excited to be working with her again on Mobbing Midnight, and I’m excited to be working again with such a wonderful selection of writers.
Go check it out! Every little bit gets us closer to our goal. Annnd… if you you haven’t bought What Follows yet, check out the $20 and higher levels – you can kill two birds with one stone!
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Crows, crows, and more crows: Mobbing Midnight is an anthology focused on the brilliant corvid!
Crows are peppered through world mythology and folklore- sometimes serving as a sign of ill luck, other times a trickster.
From American crows to hooded and carrion crows, pied crows to jungle crows- they come in as many shapes and in as many environments as we can dream up.
And my story is going to be in there, along with stories by fourteen other awesome authors!
Tentatively titled Crow Cage, it’s an urban fantasy tale of magic and mystery, following a murder of crows that are definitely more than they seem – and possibly more than that, too.
Check it out!
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